Hi again ... ok .. tank parameters are:
65 gallon, with a 35 gallon bottom bio filter (sump thing ... my husband deals with all the mechanics), a ton of live rock, and a protein skimmer. We were told it was a real good combination filter system and all our water tests have come back very good except we are struggling with the KH
.. its always slightly low. But everything else is good chemically .. or so the water tests show. WE have the test done at the aquarium shop and only test salt and KH
here. We have had the tank set up for almost 4 months. WE have 3 white and one blue VHO
lights. WE got the first fish about 2 months ago (2 clowns) .. now we have 6 small fish (2 clowns, a sixline wrasse, a purple fire fish, a lawnmower blenny, and the butterfly fish). As far as corals go .. we have a few mushrooms .. a frogspawn, a suncoral and we just got the Xenia and a combo star polyp and something similar to a Xenia (but it doesn't open and close). Everything else is doing fine. The frogspawn looks great. We were told Xenia have a hard time with transport .. and we live 45 minutes away ... could that be a factor? Since I posted the first note it has gotten much worse .. it definetely looks like its on its last legs and does not look like the butterfly fish is to blame. We are wondering if we should take it out of the tank .. or what's left of it, or wait and see if atleast some of the branches survive.
Oh ... it is placed near the top of the tank .. not the very top but pretty close and it is in an area of fairly strong current.
Thanks again for any ideas